Driver (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – October 12, 2015
its a good place to work if you have an excellent driving record but you must maintain that record in order to keep the job.. dispatchers are fairly decent but not always on top of their game are willing to push you as a driver beyond your limit and will keep doing that if you let them
Can be Great Place to work--Depends on where you live
Professional Driver (Former Employee) – Lincoln, NE – May 7, 2013
OTR work is long and arduous, but the benefits are many, and you'll see an excellent portion of the highways and byways. The equipment is newer, and sometimes experience helps you decide what you can allow to be dysfunctional so long as safety is first.
I learned that often the Mgmt is NOT receptive to suggestions from their experienced drivers ;-( ...perhaps why I'm not with them any longer.
Co-workers generally give you the heads-up on day2day ops...
Hardest part of the job is dealing with work-arounds on the comm Enjoyed the smooth dispatch and load planning and ride most of the time I was with them...just a few stick-in-the-mud moments, which can occur in any OTR work arrangement
good hometime allowed, great money when things worked right
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – New Kingstown, PA – September 10, 2013
As a Customer Service Representative, I was responsible for scheduling freight runs to keep the trucks productive. The days were long and meetings were scheduled after work hours to employees would be available for during the day. Weekends were mandatory. While I enjoyed the travel and experiences of touring the customers' facilities, such as the Hershey chocolate plants, as a single mother at the time, it was not a suitable fit for me.
Challenging driving position for a fantastic trucking company!
OTR Company Driver (Former Employee) – New Kingstown, PA – August 31, 2015
My typical day at work was to receive a dispatch, travel to a location and be loaded by shipper, plan trip for delivery (including miles, fuel, and time), follow company and DOT rules and regulations while transporting freight to a consignee on time and safely! The most enjoyable part of the job was a sense of independence and the hardest was being alone!
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – New Kingstown, PA – December 13, 2014
done my routes got home when I needed to I got paid good as I done my job, had no issues with dispatch II really enjoyed this company, dispatch switched everything went down hill! I didn't get miles I needed, had to train dispatcher how I needed to run my time. Got a better offer and gave notice
Transportation of goods and services to potential customers
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – New Kingstown, PA – December 2, 2012
I spend most of my time driving on the road. It's a fun job with less supervision. I am a sole truck driver the hardest part of my job was in winter time. I learned from this job how to be patient, good communication skills, and safety.
Driver (Current Employee) – Lincoln Nebraska – August 6, 2015
For someone fresh out of school there is no better place to start your OTR career than Shaffer/Crete. Once your first six months is in the pay jumps and you are on your way. They do not pull any punches, what they say they do and they are a very secure company.